LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemic

(Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Districts across Alaska are gearing up for the start of the school year. And depending on where you live, school may be completely online- or close to normal. The decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle. So how do teachers feel about the upcoming school year? We’ll hear from educators across the state on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Annie Feidt

  • Ben Walker, 6-8 science teacher, Romig Middle School, Anchorage School District & 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year
  • Gwendolyn Brazier, K-12 music teacher, Barnette Magnet School & North Pole High School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Pamela Garcia, special education resource teacher, Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau School District & finalist, 2020 Alaska Teacher of the Year


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Annie Feidt is the broadcast managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at Read more about Annie here

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